Blade speed might be slower , but tip speed will not , and this is a advantage for mulching,Ok so I am going to pick up a new mower next week and am torn between the Wright 36i or 42i. Price difference is only $25 more. I know the 36 is super popular but anyone here use the 42? The only thing I heard once is the blades are longer on the 42 and has slighty lower blade speed. Dont know if that make much difference. Both will fit through my gates....barely.
Grease points is a good thing, this is how Walker gets 3-4K hours out of linkage. 10 minutes every 25 hours, BFD.If nothing else Walkers too many grease points. 2 grease points on the Wrights along w/syn based hydro and easy access hydro filter. 20 minutes maint for a 350hr season including engine and hydro oils.